2019-2020 Season

Ticket Prices
Straight shows: $21 / $17 for students / $19 for groups of 10 or more
Musicals: $25 / $21 for students / $23 for groups of 10 or more
Staged readings: $6 

Performance Times
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm

Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire

August 16-September 1, 2019

Directed by Jeffrey Lorick

In this 2007 Pulitzer Prize winner, Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting apart. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day. “Rabbit Hole is an entertaining and satisfying play—it might just be the year’s best.” –Show Business Weekly 

Please note that this show contains strong language and/or adult themes.

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Lysistrata by Ellen McLaughlin, inspired by Aristophanes

October 4-20, 2019

Directed by Susan Demers

This fresh, fast-paced comedy, inspired by the Aristophanes play, follows Lysistrata, an Athenian housewife, who calls for the women of Greece to help end the Peloponnesian War. She proposes a radical plan: all Greek women must refuse to engage in lovemaking until the men see reason, lay down their arms and come home to lay down with their wives in peace. The women agree to make the sacrifice and all hell breaks loose as men wander the country in an agony of unsatisfied lust. Will Lysistrata and her crew accomplish what the politicians could not?

Please note that this show contains strong language and/or adult themes.

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A Hotel on Marvin Gardens by Nagle Jackson

November 8-24, 2019

Directed by Mary Kay Cyrus

K.C., the no-nonsense editor of ME magazine, a popular rag dedicated to the upwardly mobile, lives on an island off the Connecticut coast, the island’s only inhabitant. It is April Fool’s Day. K.C. and her publisher-lover, Bo, are hosting their annual all-day Monopoly game. We follow the game – both the familiar board game and the corporate game. Suddenly, there is a knock at the door and a storm-bedraggled girl enters, leading to a showdown. America’s favorite board game becomes the metaphor for American greed. “Smart interplay of character…sparkling dialogue…” -Variety

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Forever Plaid by Stuart Ross

January 24-February 9, 2020

Special Saturday matinee performance on Saturday, Feb. 1st at 2:00 p.m.

Directed by Ashlie Timberlake

Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who discovered that they shared a love for music and then got together to become their idols: The Four Freshmen, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts. Rehearsing in the basement of Smudge’s family’s plumbing supply company, they became “Forever Plaid”. On the way to their first big gig, the “Plaids” are broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end that the story of Forever Plaid begins.

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Forever Plaid Special Gala performance February 7, 2020

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Four Weddings and an Elvis
by Nancy Frick

March 6-22, 2020

Directed by Linda Weir

Sandy, the owner of a wedding chapel in Las Vegas, has certainly seen her fair share of matrimonies! Witness four of her funniest: Bev and Stan, are getting married–by the King himself–as revenge on their exes; Vanessa and Bryce, two arrogant aging stars are tying the knot as a publicity ploy, and are vexed by an aging Elvis who doesn’t know who they are; and Martin and Fiona, a gentle postal-worker and a tough ex-con trying to get married before the police arrive! However, the final wedding is the funniest all: Sandy’s fifth and final wedding which reveals a hilarious twist! “Come enjoy four acts of love…or something like it. What happens in Las Vegas…is hilarious!” – Eventful

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Arsenic and Old Lace
by Joseph Kesselring

April 17-May 3, 2020

Directed by Brian Yarborough

The Brewster family traces their lineage back to Mayflower settlers. Two charming, innocent aunts populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously “acceptable” roomers as well as a nephew who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt and another nephew whose hobbies are far from mainstream. Mortimer, upstanding head of the family, is soon to marry a minister’s daughter, but his family’s antics are putting their reputation and his nuptials on the line. “Arsenic and Old Lace is goofy and fun and requires nothing of the audience other than to sit back and watch it play out merrily.” –Inquirer

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Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire

May 29-June 14, 2020

Directed by Donna Donnelly

Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who’s made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. “Good People is poignant, brave and almost subversive in its focus on what it really means to be down on your luck.” –NY Post.

Please note that this show contains strong language and/or adult themes. 

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2017-2018 Season

PRESENTING OUR 24TH SMASH SEASON!

Admission Prices
Single Ticket: $21 for plays, $25 for musicals (Lucky Stiff & The Rocky Horror Show)
Group Tickets (10 or more) are discounted $2
Performance Times
Friday & Saturday Evenings 8:00 pm
Sunday Matinees 2:00 pm

It Runs in the Family by Ray Cooney

August 4 – 20, 2017

 In this hilarious British farce, Dr. Mortimore tries to fend off a paternity suit, an ex-wife, a punkish son and various other lunatics so that he may, at last, deliver the famed Ponsonby Lecture.

“My glasses steamed up with laughter…A must for the bruised in spirit and the young at heart.” – The Sunday Times

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**The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O’Brien

September 22 – October 8, 2017

In this humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970’s , a stranded couple end up in a castle where aliens have sinister plans for mankind.

“A musical that deals with mutating identity and time warps becomes one of the most mutated, time-warped phenomena in show business.” – The New York Times

**Please note that this show contains strong language and adult themes.

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Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson

November 3 – 19, 2017

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Matt Friedman, an accountant from St. Louis, and Sally Talley, the bookish, erudite daughter of a wealthy family, overcome their great differences to ultimately find true love.

“ … a funny, sweet, touching and marvelously written and contrived love poem for an apple and an orange.” – NY Post

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Lucky Stiff by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty

January 12 – 28, 2018

In this offbeat, hilarious murder mystery farce, complete with mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds, and a corpse in a wheelchair, an unassuming English shoe salesman stands to inherit a fortune if he can succeed in passing his uncle off as alive.

“ … Lucky Stiff is a thoroughly enjoyable example of good old fashioned musical theatre” – London Theatre News

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Polish Joke by David Ives

March 9 – 25, 2018

In this comedy about ethnic identity and the eternal American search to belong, Jasiu, a Polish-American who has been taught not to value his own roots, decides to make his own. His adventures – alternately zany and heartbreaking – help him discover who he is and what it means to be a Pole.

“…furiously funny [and] endearingly foolish.” – NY Magazine

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Completely Hollywood by Reduced Shakespeare Co.

April 20 – May 6, 2018

Get your clapper boards ready as we rummage through the reels and flick through the films in this riotous carnival of the classics. The authors of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) have condensed the 186 greatest films in Hollywood’s 100+ year history into a complete compilation of classic cinematic clichés.

“A hilarious and speedy take on Hollywood’s highs and lows. I loved it! An instant classic!” – BBC

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**Gemini by Albert Innaurato

June 1 – June 17, 2018

In this Obie Award winner, Fran Geminiani’s son, Francis, celebrates his twenty-first birthday with two socialite friends from college, a boisterous, earthy divorcee and her fat, asthmatic son. You will love the antics of this blue collar, South Philly family.

“ … rambunctious, hilarious, touching, quite beautiful play.” – NY Magazine

**Please note that this show contains strong language and adult themes.

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It Runs in the Family and The Rocky Horror Show are presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Polish Joke, Gemini and Talley’s Folly are presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. Lucky Stiff is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. Completely Hollywood is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing, Inc.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Winner of four Tony Awards and the Outer Critics Circle award for outstanding play, this darkly comic tale introduces Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely spinster in her early forties, and Mag, her devilishly manipulative, aging mother. Mag’s interference in Maureen’s first and potentially last loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that is as gothically funny as it is horrific. 

“… clearly the product of a major writer … destined to be one of the theatrical luminaries of the twenty-first century.” –New Republic

September 23 – October 9 , 2016
Fridays and Saturdays: 8 PM
Sundays: 2 pm

Tickets: $19
Students: $15
Groups: $17 (for groups of 10 or more)
All seating is reserved

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A Nice Family Gathering

It’s Thanksgiving Day and the first family gathering at the Lundeen household since Dad died. Mom brings a date for dinner, causing Dad’s ghost to pay a visit. But this ghost has a mission: to tell his wife he loved her, something he neglected to tell her while he was alive. The problem is, she can’t see or hear him. Winner of the Rochester Playwright Festival, this comedy seeks to answer the question: “Can love really conquer all, including death?”

“Garrison Keillor meets “Topper” by way of “Fargo”!” -NPR

November 4 – 20 , 2016
Fridays and Saturdays: 8 PM
Sundays: 2 pm

Tickets: $19
Students: $15
Groups: $17 (for groups of 10 or more)
All seating is reserved

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Calendar Girls Cast Announced

LOOK WHO HAS BEEN CAST!

  Calendar Girls is based on a true story about a group of women who decide to raise money for a new settee in the hospital waiting room by posing partially nude for their fundraising calendar. 
 
Director Tom Costello has cast the following ensemble:

Cherie Albury as Celia,
Elizabeth Bell as Ruth,
Mark Burdette as Lawrence,
Zeke Coggeshall as Liam,
Janice Creneti as Cora,
Donna Donnelly as Chris,
Dee Ray Crews as Madam Chairman of the WI,
Trish Farber as Jessie,
Rosalyn Savel as Lady C,
Susan Gill as Annie,
T.J. Gill as John,
Graham Jones as Rod,
Rosaleen Magnone as Elaine,
Sandra Magnone as Brenda,
and Kimen Mitchell as Marie.

The show will open Jan. 15, 2016 with an 8 p.m. performance.

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Final Weekend for ‘A Delicate Balance’

Add some “Balance” to your Weekend!

We are offering BOGO tickets for the final weekend of Edward Albee’s acclaimed A Delicate Balance

Friday Oct., 9 and Saturday Oct., 10 at 8 p.m.
Sunday Oct., 11 at 2 p.m.
 
Tickets: $19 Two for $19
Students: $15 Two for $15
All seating is reserved.  
 

A Delicate Balance
by Edward Albee
Sept. 25 to Oct. 11, 2015

Audience Raves and a Critic’s Review Say Don’t Miss This Show!

“A very well presented and directed play. The set was one of the best but did not overshadow the wonderful acting. Congratulations to a wonderful cast and crew. This should not be missed.”

“Great Play. I enjoyed it immensely.”

“Very professional production. The acting is superb.”

and Lee Clark Zumpe’s TBNweekly Review

 

Lee Clark Zumpe Reviews ‘A Delicate Balance’

Columnist Lee Clark Zumpe of Tampa Bay Newspapers recently published a review of the West Coast Players’ production of A Delicate Balance. Take a moment to read what Zumpke had to say, then visit our online box office to purchase tickets for this Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winning drama by Edward Albee.